Eventually, the sad part comes where you have to return. Returning is still bearable, but the depression that hits after returning is the most dreadful. I can say that the magnitude of pre-vacation exhilaration is directly proportionate to post-vacation depression. The much sought-after break that was supposed to revive us, leaves us disoriented, stressed, nervous, and with strong feelings of nostalgia.
So, what do you do when the vacation has, emotionally, done more harm than good? You just need to have the determination to accept things as they are. I can understand that this is the most difficult part, but just contemplate on how each moment is different and equally important. Buzzle recommends you to live in the moment and not in the past or future.
Keep your mind occupied with household chores. This, my friend, has to be thought of before leaving. You can make a list of ‘things-to-do-after-coming-back’, and hang it to the magnet on the fridge. I can’t assure you that this step would ease the blues, but it would definitely take your mind off it.
Your body will also thank you for the day off, because you will recover from traveling or jet lag, and if you have crossed many time zones, your sleep pattern that has gone haywire would return to normal.
While you were on vacation, you used your cell phone just to inform people that you are fine and enjoying your trip. As far as TV is concerned, I feel it should just be used at a bare minimum during vacations and even in our daily lives. It should only be a source of information, and not a means to fill up time. Adopting both these changes will not only fight the post-vacation blues, but will also help improve your quality of life.
I would just say, don’t be sad that it’s over, but be happy that it happened. Enjoy the memories, learn from the experiences, and start saving for the next trip.